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Athletic Programs at Dorchester Academy 1926-1940

Dorchester Academy

 

—Museum Of African American History —

 
Athletic Programs at Dorchester Academy 1926-1940 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
1. Athletic Programs at Dorchester Academy 1926-1940 Marker
Inscription. Founding the athletic programs was considered one of Principal Elizabeth Moore's greatest achievements. School teams came to be known as the Dorchester Academy Tigers and Tigerettes, with "Shag" the tiger as their mascot. Dorchester Academy participated in it's first athletic event in 1926, a Savannah public school track meet. Basketball teams were organized that same year. The academy began to develop a football team in 1927 and a baseball team soon after. Boys' and girls' basketball teams both dominated the Southeast Georgia High School Athletic Conference during the 1932-1933 inaugural season. By 1935, both teams had won their third consecutive annual titles. In 1935 and 1936, the boys' team won the state basketball championship and was invited to play in the annual Southern Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament at the Tuskegee Institute. The girls' team was also invited to play in this tournament in 1936. Tennis was introduced in 1931 and a tennis club was founded in 1933. The tennis program was so successful that Dorchester Academy became a charter member of the Georgia State Tennis Association (GSTA) and by 1936 Dorchester Academy students were competing in international tennis tournaments. The school's tennis program was honored in 1938 when several nationally ranked tennis professionals played an exhibition match on campus. Most
Athletic Programs at Dorchester Academy 1926-1940 image. Click for full size.
By Dorchester Academy Marker, 2008
2. Athletic Programs at Dorchester Academy 1926-1940
of the other stops were at colleges. The athletic programs at Dorchester Academy gave the students a feeling of pride in themselves and in what they could accomplish.
 
Erected 2004 by City of Flemington.
 
Location. 31° 48.061′ N, 81° 27.977′ W. Marker is in Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker can be reached from East Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near Lewis Frasier Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8787 East Oglethorpe Highway, Midway GA 31320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil Liberties at Dorchester Cooperative Center 1940 - present (within shouting distance of this marker); S.C.L.C. and the Voter Education Program 1962-1970 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Working Together at the Dorchester Cooperative Center 1930s-1940s (about 300 feet away); Elizabeth Moore at Dorchester Academy 1925-1932 (about 400 feet away); The Growth Of Dorchester Academy 1874 - 1930s (about 400 feet away); Dorchester Academy Boy's Dormitory (about 400 feet away); Dorchester Academy
Dorchester Academy image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Dorchester Academy
(about 400 feet away); New Life For Dorchester Academy 1932-1940 (about 500 feet away); We want a school, we need a Teacher 1870-1872 (about 500 feet away); Liberty County Citizen's Council 1946 - 1953 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
 
More about this marker. Upper right hand corner label reads:
This sign was made possible through the financial support of the City of Flemington with great places to "stay" in Liberty County.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducation
 
Athletic Programs at Dorchester Academy 1926-1940 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
4. Athletic Programs at Dorchester Academy 1926-1940 Marker
Marker at the bend in the path.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,569 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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